• Join over 1.2 million students every month
  • Accelerate your learning by 29%
  • Unlimited access from just £6.99 per month

Topic: Death and Evolution of a language Type of Text: Short story- Anglopolis Inspired by: Game of Thrones-

Extracts from this document...

Introduction

Ve a English Internal Assessment Written Task 1 First Draft Topic: Death and Evolution of a language Type of Text: Short story- Anglopolis Inspired by: ?Game of Thrones?- George R.R. Martin Rationale: ?Anglopolis? is a short story describing the fight for the position of King in the Kingdom of Anglopolis. The short story in itself is an extended metaphor for the broad field of linguistics. Various languages and dialects have over the years been allegedly said to have been on the road to replacing English as the ?World Language?. Various organizations have made statements such as ?Chinese will be the new English?. To a certain extent, this story serves a didactic purpose, for what I wish to explore through ?Anglopolis? is that regardless of how powerful a language is, replacing the Official Language of the World at this point in time is not as simple as it is made to seem by various sources. The characters each represent a language. Queen Lateenah is Latin, King Languelot is English, Lady Irina is Irish, Prince Cauchney is the Cockney and Princess Esperantina is Esparento. ...read more.

Middle

The strange man asked for this letter to be delivered to you immediately.? The messenger got down on one knee and presented the letter to the prince. Upon receiving the letter, the prince was slightly baffled, he didn?t recognize the seal. He unrolls it. ??O young descent of the legendary Queen Lateenah, claim thy throne, for soon you might never get it back. Languelot is a mere usurper. Anglopolis belongs to you, Royal Descent. This is your land, your castle, you shall be the ruler, you shall be spoken.? Baffled by the contents of the letter, Prince asks for his sister to be sent to his hall immediately. ?Esperantina, I believe our true identity has been revealed to us?, the prince told her calmly. ?What is this baffling assertion you are making, brother-dear? Do you feel feverish? Would you like me to call the medicine man?? scurried the princess. ?Silence!? the prince shouted. This was perhaps the first time one heard the prince raise his voice. Once the princess calmed down, the prince explained the letter to his sister, breaking it to her that the rumours were correct, they were born of Latin origins. ...read more.

Conclusion

Their devastated façade had played it to their advantage for they were now both eligible to rule Anglopolis, as suggested by the Elders. Soon they realised that they were not the only ones with a twisted plan, the Elders were not letting go of Anglopolis without a fight. A fight between the Prince and the Princess. Overwhelmed by the thirst of power, both Esperantina and Cauchney fought till only a quarter of Anglopolis survived, four day long war, now spoken of as the Abbreviated Battle, the King makes a miraculous recovery. The recovery was done when the King was allowed to mate with Lady Irina to give birth to Baby Iringlia. Only then, the King realised that he had the ability to give rise to more Dialects like the Prince and Princess, that he still had more to offer to Anglopolis, his reign was not yet done. Upon exiting his hall he sees the massacre which had happened while he was on his deathbed. He sees that the Anglopolis which he knew was gone and he was left to rule a new kingdom, with mostly new breeds. King Languelot had once again survived a war where his offspring tried to usurp his position. ...read more.

The above preview is unformatted text

This student written piece of work is one of many that can be found in our International Baccalaureate Languages section.

Found what you're looking for?

  • Start learning 29% faster today
  • 150,000+ documents available
  • Just £6.99 a month

Not the one? Search for your essay title...
  • Join over 1.2 million students every month
  • Accelerate your learning by 29%
  • Unlimited access from just £6.99 per month

See related essaysSee related essays

Related International Baccalaureate Languages essays

  1. How did the pigs abuse language to maintain their position of power in Animal ...

    As they add condition, it completely changes the original meaning of the commandments and is completely violating the initial aim of the commandments. Example like "No animal shall kill any other animal" becoming "No animal shall kill any other animal without cause" shows that by adding condition, language is utterly

  2. Comparison of the motorcycle diaries and the Alchemist

    In the alchemist, Santiago leaves his home in order to seek his personal legend, but along the way he is confronted with the realities of the world he lives in. He begins to doubt himself along the way and he wonders whether or not he is truly capable of achieving

  1. What is the purpose of Gregors metamorphosis?

    Throughout the proliferation of hardships Gregor has encountered in his life, he has come to realize that with his actions come consequences. Gregor's choice of allowing himself to put his family members before him has burdened him with proliferating responsibilities.

  2. History research - Early Australian bushrangers. English writing -my region and favourite authors.

    He was also good as a soldier In 1620 both he and his father took part in the campaign of the polish army against Turks in Moldova.In the same year he was taken prisoner by the Turks.The captivity lasted for 2 long years.Later he was a member of the Reyester Cossacks Army and the participant of the rebellions of 1637-1638.

  1. Christmas - origins, traditions and ideas for making gifts.

    *S* A long time ago a horse and buggy were the main form of transportation. During the winter when snow was on the ground they used sleighs pulled by horses. It was a chilly ride but that could also be very romantic as you snuggle close to your fellow passenger to keep warm.

  2. The short story Everyone Talked Loudly in Chinatown is about a teenage girl named ...

    When Lin falls asleep by her dead grandmothers' bed it symbolizes that she finally finds peace in her Chinese heritage. She is now ready to break up with the Chinese traditions and bounds but at the same time Lin holds her grandmothers' hand all night, which symbolizes that Lin, still

  1. Commentary on "I Have a Dream" by Martin Luther King

    Direct addressal of the reader is further seen when Martin Luther King lists rhetorical questions. The listing of rhetorical questions such as ?What will happen when the buffalo are all slaughtered? The wild horse tamed?? makes the reader reflect on his/her experiences and realize that change is urgently needed for the betterment of everyone in society.

  2. Enders Game is a must-read for all Orson Scott Card does a wondrous job ...

    However, in the situations Ender has no choice other than destroying these enemies. At the end of the book, when Ender comes to truly understand the buggers, he is able to try to help them.

  • Over 160,000 pieces
    of student written work
  • Annotated by
    experienced teachers
  • Ideas and feedback to
    improve your own work